Fabricate, fit, repair, and maintain orthotic devices.
Data from U.S. Department of Labor
What do Orthotics Technicians do?
Fabricates, fits, repairs, and maintains orthotic devices, such as braces and surgical supports, according to specifications and under guidance of ORTHOTIST 078.261-018 or ORTHOTICS ASSISTANT 078.361-022: Bends, forms, welds, and saws metal brace structural components to conform to measurements, using hammers, anvils, welding equipment, and saws. Drills and taps holes for rivets, and rivets components together. Shapes plastic and metal around cast of patient’s torso or limbs. Covers and pads metal or plastic brace structures, using layers of rubber, felt, plastic, and leather. May also perform functions of PROSTHETICS TECHNICIAN 712.381-038 and be designated Orthotics-Prosthetics Technician.
Should I be an Orthotics Technician?
You should have
degree or higher and share these traits:
You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
You pay close attention to all the little details.
You can always be counted on to do a good job.
Also known as:
Certified Pedorthotist, Lab Technician, Licensed Orthotist, Licensed Orthotist Assistant, Orthopaedic Technician
How to become an Orthotics Technician
Orthotics Technicians most often have an Associate's degree or higher.
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